In 2017, MoFA with support from AfDB, submitted a proposal to Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) for a Grant to support the implementation of the Marketing Component of Planting for Food and Jobs.
The proposal, titled, “Improving Ghana’s Income Growth through Integrated Agriculture Storage and Distribution” was approved and a Grant of Three Hundred and Ninety Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixty-Three dollars (USD 390,963) provided for implementation. The activities to be funded include:
Introduction/Project Basic data
The Savannah Zone Agricultural Productivity Improvement Project designed with a total cost of US$56.32 Million was launched in May 2018 to support the effort of the Ghana Government within the context of Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSODA-II 2014-2017). The Project interventions support the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) Campaign by stimulating the innovative process of production through skills and technological upgrading to lift farmers from low productive agriculture to higher productive activities and thereby creating jobs, alleviating poverty, increasing incomes and improving social inequalities. The project has a life span of 5 years (2018-2022) By the end of its five-year lifespan, the Project will be reaching out to 50,000 direct beneficiaries and 250,000 farmers nationwide through the input subsidy program of the PFJ, with 50% being women and youth.
The Outgrower and Value Chain Fund (OVCF) became effective in 2011. Currently the fund is in its 2nd Phase of implementation with total loan of €33.0 million provided by the Government of Germany through KfW.
The main objective of filling the gap in agricultural financing by providing medium to long-term loans to selected commercially viable value chains through tri-partite contractual relations between Outgrower associations, the Technical Operator (a company that is dedicated to provide inputs, services and technical advice to Outgrowers, as well as buying the produce from the Outgrowers), and a participating bank (Financial Operator).
The Ghana Peri-urban Vegetables Value Chain Project (GPVVCP) is a subsidiary project under GCAP being funded by a grant of US$2.85 million from the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) through a Trust Fund Arrangement with the World Bank. The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) through its Directorate of Crop Services (DCS) with management support and project coordination from the Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project (GCAP), and technical support on irrigation from the Ghana Irrigation Development Authority (GIDA).
Rice Sector Support Project.
This project is implemented by Ministry Of Food and Agriculture in collaboration with Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) of France.
The project is in line with MOFA’s strategy to facilitate the production of food crops to attain food self-sufficiency, output processing and marketing systems. Rice has been expressly identified in the Food and Agricultural Sector Development Policy (FASDEP) as an important food crop that should be given special attention for food self-sufficiency.